Next year's programme consists almost exclusively of events run by Michael, as Morit is taking a bit of a break from teaching. Morit and Michael have been teaching and leading groups for many years (they have between them more than 50 years of experience of running groups and workshops).
In the future we will invite some selected colleagues to join us in delivering the programme. We will expect them to not only have exceptional qualities, knowledge and skills as therapists, but they must also be good teachers and groupleaders, i.e. have the ability to set up and facilitate experiential group environments that are conducive to participants maximising their learning.
Michael taught the main module of the 3rd-year training group ‘Charge in the therapeutic relationship’ at Chiron for many years, alongside teaching on various counselling and psychotherapy training courses since 1986. Over the last few years he has focussed on CPD training, on a wide range of topics, both through other organisations (e.g. CONFER, CABP. etc) and independently, sharing his integrative-embodied-relational approach with a wide range of therapists from across the modalities. He also has experience of group dynamics and facilitating organisations.
For more information about our approach to CPD learning, and how we aim to integrate participants’ learning process (both theoretical and skills-based) with their personal process as well as with the group process, see our more detailed pages on 'Your Learning'.
If you are seeking individual therapy, you may want to contact Morit or Michael for the Assessment & Referral Service they are offering (mainly in Oxford and Oxfordshire, but increasingly all over the country and sometimes internationally).
If you are interested in working with either Morit or Michael individually, for therapy or supervision (in Oxford or via Skype), please get in touch.
Please get in touch if you are interested and want to be included in the waiting list we are currently maintaining for this.
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In his work and teaching, he integrates a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches, including Body Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Process-oriented Psychology, Psychosynthesis, Family Constellations and other humanistic approaches (Transactional Analysis, person-centred, Focussing, ). He is familiar with systemic and existential perspectives as well as constructivist, NLP and cognitive approaches. From the psychoanalytic spectrum, he draws especially on relational, intersubjective and object relations perspectives, as well as Jungian and archetypal psychology. In the profession he is known for his integration of relational with bodymind perspectives, his work on ‘enactment’ and paradox as well as his experiential teaching style.
During the 1990’s Michael also taught on an integrative psychotherapy training in Oxford, where he learned about Process-Oriented Psychology which has become a significant element in his integrative approach.
Over the past 25 years she has been working with people from a diverse spectrum of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, spiritual and religious beliefs, age and sexual orientation. "I deeply enjoy and appreciate meeting the similarities and differences in the other person as we are working together with our human limitations and potentials toward acceptance and empowerment."
Over the last decade she has developed an integrative approach to trauma work, incorporating - within an overall relational perspective - Somatic Trauma Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, attachment theory, EMDR, modern neuroscience and Family Constellations. She is regularly being invited to teach this integrative approach through workshops and seminars in the UK and abroad.
For some years now, Morit has been running several small supervision groups for complementary practitioners (4 participants), meeting monthly in Oxford. Please get in touch if you are interested in participating.
She first entered the field of complementary medicine 25 years ago in South East Asia where she lived and studied Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Thai Massage, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation. Later she moved to London and practised Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy and Biodynamic Massage.
In her practice now, she combines the knowledge and experience she acquired in the Far East with Western approaches and methods.
She is a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist and an EABP registered Body Psychotherapist. She is also a member of the following professional organisations: CABP, EMDR Association.
Heitzler, M. (2004) My Personal Approach to the Theory and Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy. In: British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration UKAPI, Volume 1, Issue 2
Heitzler, M. (2009) Towards an Integrative Model of Trauma Therapy. In Hartley, L. (Ed.) (2009) Contemporary Body Psychotherapy – The Chiron Approach. Routledge
Heitzler, M. (2010) The Processing Body - Integrating EMDR and Body Psychotherapy. In: The EMDR Practitioner - The Official Journal of The European EMDR Association - published online click here
Heitzler, M. (2011) Crowded Intimacy - Engaging Multiple Enactments in Complex Trauma Work. In: British Journal for Psychotherapy Integration, Vol 8, Issue 1 (2011), p. 15 - 26.
Heitzler, M. (2013) Broken Boundaries, Invaded Territories:
The Challenges of Containment in Trauma Work. International Body Psychotherapy Journal, Volume 12, Number 1, spring 2013
Contemporary Body Psychotherapy is a book edited by Linda Hartley, published 2008, with chapters by both Morit Heitzler: "Integrative Trauma Therapy" and Michael Soth "From humanistic holism via the ‘integrative project’ towards integral-relational Body Psychotherapy".
About a Body comprises the proceedings of UKCP conference 2004, with a chapter by Michael Soth: "What therapeutic hope for a subjective mind in an objectified body?".
New Dimensions in Body Psychotherapy edited by Nick Totton, published in 2005, with a chapter by Michael Soth on "Embodied Counter-transference".